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English noun: grimace

1. grimace (communication) a contorted facial expression


SamplesShe made a grimace at the prospect.


Synonymsface


Broader (hypernym)facial expression, facial gesture


Narrower (hyponym)moue, pout, wry face


English verb: grimace

1. grimace (body) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state


SamplesHe grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do.


Synonymsmake a face, pull a face


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)frown, glower, lour, lower, mop, mow, pout, screw up, smile, squinch, squint, wince









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